2021 Austin Moto3 FP2 Result: Salac Demotes Antonelli

After a wet morning at the Circuit of the Americas, the lightweight class welcomed a dry FP2 and Niccolò Antonelli’s FP1 benchmark didn’t stand a chance in the much-improved conditions. The Italian did come close to reclaiming the top of the timesheets, with a couple stints at the front in the session but had to surrender top spot to Filip Salac for the final couple of minutes by eight hundredths of a second. After leading he way early on, Dennis Foggia dropped to third, one tenth off the lead and another tenth ahead of Jaume Masia.

Before adding a pretty nice save to his portfolio, rookie Xavier Artigas secured fifth, less than three tenths off the lead. Pedro Acosta kept his speed in the dry conditions, half a second off top spot and three tenths ahead of Romano Fenati. Deniz Öncü, Andrea Migno and John McPhee completed the top 10, with Stefano Nepa, Jeremy Alcoba, Ayumu Sasaki and Sergio Garcia climbing into the combined top 14 placements. Izan Guevara and Darryn Binder narrowly missed out, around one second and a half off the leader’s time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Filip Salac KTM 2'17.280    
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'17.366 0.086 0.086
3 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'17.406 0.126 0.040
4 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'17.493 0.213 0.087
5 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'17.562 0.282 0.069
6 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'17.815 0.535 0.253
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'18.133 0.853 0.318
8 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'18.149 0.869 0.016
9 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'18.259 0.979 0.110
10 17 John McPhee Honda 2'18.379 1.099 0.120
11 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'18.502 1.222 0.123
12 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'18.535 1.255 0.033
13 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'18.544 1.264 0.009
14 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'18.709 1.429 0.165
15 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'18.781 1.501 0.072
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'18.904 1.624 0.123
17 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'19.002 1.722 0.098
18 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'19.098 1.818 0.096
19 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'19.154 1.874 0.056
20 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'19.422 2.142 0.268
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'19.487 2.207 0.065
22 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'19.625 2.345 0.138
23 67 Alberto Surra Honda 2'19.850 2.570 0.225
24 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'20.269 2.989 0.419
25 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'20.278 2.998 0.009
26 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'20.568 3.288 0.290
27 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'21.879 4.599 1.311
Round Number: 
15
2021
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